EXAGGERATING EXPERIENCE ON RESUMES? MAYBE MAKING UP A FEW FACTS?

RECRUITERS CAN SPOT RED FLAGS THAT WILL ELIMINATE CANDIDATES Do people lie on their resumes to get jobs? Probably not too many people lie, according to Karl Hardesty, CEO of Hardesty LLC. But they do exaggerate or make their experience look far more important to try to get a job, he says. He has looked at thousands of resumes from CFO’s during his career, and he knows what to look for to see if people are overstating their experience. “Sometimes candidates take more credit for their experience than what is the reality. Recruiters can usually spot these exaggerations. We get a gut feeling. We are detectives. Sometimes, entries on a resumes just don’t look right. We find a hole or two,” says Hardesty. Here are few red flags that would have Karl looking further: Candidate claims, “Grew revenu ...

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The Changing Role of the CFO

Q&A With Alex Hansen, Hardesty’s Executive Partner, CFO Services   1. How is the role of the CFO changing into being more of global business advisor? The global marketplace is increasingly complex.  Many companies are finding they need to be global to be competitive and open up new opportunities.  However, there are serious risks, and regulation and compliance from multiple jurisdictions can be confusing. Businesses are realizing that the CFO’s knowledge of the financial data and information is a powerful asset that needs to be used to make good business and strategic decisions.  They also realize the CFO has inherent disciplines to execute on strategy that others in the organization can’t provide.  Unleashing this asset is required to compete in this global market of inten ...

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The Resume is The Critical First Step to Getting Hired

By Louise King, National Director of Recruiting So you have a found a job that looks like it’s right up your alley?  “Perfect for me,” you might say. “I have all the right attributes and experience for this job,” you say. It might be the perfect fit for you, and you for it, but there will be a flood of other job seekers answering that ad at the same time. You’ll need to find a way to stand out, so that recruiter gives you the attention you deserve. An outstanding resume is crucial! As the saying goes, “You’ll never get a second chance to make a good first impression.”  Your resume is that first impression.  Following some basic rules will make your chances of moving to the next steps in the hiring process much greater. Here are some key tricks of the trade that will help your resume stand ...

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How to Find Hidden ROI in Your Hospital or Healthcare System

CFOs of health systems must continually challenge staff to look for opportunities to run more efficiently. They need to search for and access the “Hidden ROI.” Cost-cutting big ticket items may be an option, but many times the real opportunities are in better management of the ”small stuff,” specifically in revenue cycle and supply chain. These smaller line items can add up and produce significant improvements and savings. In a recent article in Executive Insight Magazine, Hardesty partner Tim De Cou offered some advice on how to do that. Tim’s basic premise is that CFOs must foster an environment in their health systems that continually challenges the status quo and searches for better operation and the most effective ways to cut costs. REVENUE CYCLE Revenue cycle management improves the ...

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Discovering Hidden ROI

Executive Insight http://healthcare-executive-insight.advanceweb.com/sharedResources/EBook/2015/January/XI010515/index.html#/20/   Experts share real solutions to improve health systems’ operating margins Health systems have historically been so focused on “home runs” that sometimes the “small stuff” can get missed. In the nottoo-distant past, “census hides all sins” was an approach many health systems used to use new revenue streams as a means to work out operational challenges. Today, higher census may not be the answer, especially with the constraints of the Affordable Care Act. Health systems need real solutions to improve their operating margins; they need to search for and access the “hidden ROI.” CFOs must continually challenge health system departments to look for opportunitie ...

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